Brussels 2017 Talks

Agenda 6th October 2017 Brussels

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What's new in EA 13 and 13.5

During this session Peter will guide us through the main novelties in the latest versions of Enterprise Architect: versions 13 and 13.5


Find out how Enterprise Architect moves forward and discover which new or improved features can make a difference in your day to day work.

Peter Lieber

Sparx Systems CE

Peter Lieber is a Serial Entrepreneur in Software Industry and since September 2014 president of the Austrian Association of Software Industry (www.voesi.or.at). He is committed to sharing knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and managers. In his most relevant businesses: SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu/www.sparxsystems.de) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com/www.lieberlieber.us) he is focused on model based systems and software engineering.

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EA @ Jan de Nul

The cornerstones of the Jan De Nul Group as a dredging, offshore, civil and environmental contractor are innovation, expertise and sustainability.


Thanks to its skilled employees and its continuous investments in own equipment, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in the business.

The professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry.


In this session, Patrick and Rudi will explain and demonstrate how JDN is using Enterprise Architect for their Business Process Management project.   


Business process lifecycle management, improving search ability by a uniform browser-structure and by extended use of custom search,  and document generation are important aspects in this project.

Rudi Claes

Inno.com

Patrick Frankignoul

Jan De Nul Group

Rudi is a senior solution architect and enterprise architect, associated with inno.com. Since 2006, he has been implementing, teaching, coaching, and realizing projects with Sparx Enterprise Architect for various organizations in the Benelux. With a specialization and certification in the Microsoft business intelligence (BI) stack since 2008, he has also delivered various BI training courses and realized multiple BI projects. EA4BI combines all his favorite ICT topics –enterprise architecture, modeling, business intelligence and Sparx.


Patrick is a senior analyst and project manager with more than 30 years of experience in ICT projects.  He was responsible for the total life cycle of software solutions for a wide range of companies, as well packages as custom made solutions.  Since two years he is the inspirer of the BPM project at Jan De Nul

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Web Collaboration - Everything is about to change

Making EA information available to people via a web interface isn’t just a technical change. It means that knowledge stored in EA can now be shared with whole new groups of business users.


Done well, this can massively improve how we engage our stakeholders.

Done badly, we’ll just create more confusion.


In this talk Ian will explore how this can be a game-changer for us modellers, and show what the future can hold.


The future of EA starts here.

Ian Mitchell

Ability Engineering

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA, as well as being heavily involved with the design of Prolaborate.

He also shares his observations from 30+ years in IT at www.theartfulmodeller.com.

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Manage a Canonical Data Model using EA

Enexis aims for a flexible and agile integration landscape. The creation of platform-independent service interfaces using a Canonical Data Model (CDM) that is based on open standards (such as OAGIS, HR-XML, UN/CEFACT CCTS and EPRI-CIM), is essential in achieving this goal. However, managing these, mainly large and complex, reference models without proper tooling is no easy task.

Enexis has chosen Enterprise Architect as the primary tool for maintenance of the reference models and generation of service interfaces from these models.

The presentation will highlight the steps that Enexis has taken to build a CDM management tool using EA and the process we use to transform reference models into a CDM framework, build domain models from the framework, use the Schema Composer to build service profiles and eventually generate service interfaces (both SOAP/XML and Swagger/JSON) from these profiles.

Wouters Meijers

Nebulon

Wouter Meijers is a highly experienced technologist with over 30 years of background in information technology, technical automation, multimedia and e-commerce. His focus is mainly on Service Oriented Architecture, Internet technology for portals, application integration and identity & access management. In the past 15 years, he has been working as an Enterprise Architect as well as Solution Architect for various, mostly large, customers in many different business domains, from government to education to industry. Wouter is currently working for Enexis in the role of Data Architect and is responsible for creation, maintenance and roll-out of the EA-based CDM Management tool.

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Managing with models, what difference does it make?

In this interactive session, we will investigate how the increasing use of models changes the way that organisations manage their business development, projects and BAU ops. We’ll identify the advantages and disadvantages of working with models, review the options and decisions that need to be made, and understand the likely outcomes of those decisions. The session will include examples taken from:

model and project governance

risk & issue management

contract management

reporting

‘Traditional’ Project Lifecycle including change management

Agile delivery projects including backlogs, scrums, deployment

stakeholder management

Jackie Mitchell

Ability Engineering

Jackie has been a project and programme manager, consultant and trainer in technology industries (Aerospace, Health, Telecoms and IT) for more than 30 years. She has taught and delivered projects using a wide range of different PM approaches, tools and methods.  Working with Enterprise Architect and a range of clients, Jackie’s recent experience has been helping organisations to integrate structured system design into end-to-end Project delivery, putting EA model data at the heart of their business.

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Enterprise Architect as a modelling platform for the integrated design of a metro system

In this presentation, we look at the modelling of a large infrastructure system like a metro system by using Enterprise Architect.  We present not only how we made the design by using Use Cases, Functions, Objects and Interfaces but also how we integrated test coverage in relation to release management, Hazard analyses, Geographical deployment, management reporting and specific rail items such as track zones and safe working areas in the design. We will close our presentation with a view on the next steps we are taking to model a network oriented system like a public transportation system.

Jan de Liefde

The Collective

Jan de Liefde is co-owner of The Collective and working as a senior consultant for public and private parties. His working field is mostly related to Model Based (Systems) Engineering and Technical Management during the different stages of the System Life Cycle of Infrastructure systems such as tunnels, sluices, water surge barriers and metro.

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User Forum: This is what we need from EA!

Enterprise Architect is a tool very diverse tool with numerous features and options to suit everyone. It can be used by project managers, architects, analysts, developers, testers, etc..

But because EA is serving such a diverse user base we feel like sometimes Sparx Systems is not entirely aware of what we as users really need the most from this tool; so let’s do something about that.

This session is aimed at gathering a list of top requirements with all EA users present at the meeting.

This list will then be presented to Sparx Systems to be considered for implementation. By speaking as a group we can make Sparx Systems understand that these requirements are not just the wishes of an individual user, but the top requirements of the user base in this area.

EA User Group

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Using Enterprise Architect for architecting the TenneT Data Platform

Many organisations are investigating the possibilities of Big Data solutions, for example the Dutch and German Electricity Transport System Operator TenneT. Introducing Big Data is new and traditional approaches are of limited use. Think about introducing data-lab functionalities, innovative and agile approaches, new technologies like NoSql or Hadoop. How are you going to support these activities in an organisation as an architect and how can Enterprise Architect support you in adding architectural value.

In this session we will discuss a reference architecture for the TenneT Data Platforms, modelling techniques, architectural patterns and agile approaches all supported by the use of Enterprise Architect. You will see examples of big data patterns, solutions and templates based on ArchiMate. Participants receive an eap with sample patterns, templates and a sample blueprint of an Big Data Platform.

Bert Dingemans

TenneT

Bert is a data architect working often with Enterprise Architect mostly for UML class diagrams and ArchiMate 2.0. He uses Enterprise Architect for generating message documentation, XSD files and modelling enterprise architectures with ArchiMate 2.0

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Deriving code from models for the sake of traceability

The generation of code for embedded targets is becoming more and more common.

Especially in light of the  EU Directive on data protection, some of the lessons learned are starting to become feasible again for Line of Business Applications.

Why? Because it is simply the best way to prove that what you document is also what you run. To be successful with this approach, however, you must prepare yourself.

Come and join us to see how EA, with or without third-party tools, can make your software better.

Daniel Siegl

LieberLieber

Daniel has been involved with model-based engineering since 2000. He first experienced model-based

engineering with Together, and then moved on to the current focus: Enterprise Architect by Sparx Systems.

He gained deep experience handling critical software projects around the world in the IT, apparel and

footwear industries.

The next logical step was to join European-based LieberLieber, the Enterprise Architect Specialists, in

2006. In 2009 he became CEO, and in his role as developer of international business he also became CEO of LieberLieber Software Corp, based in Houston, TX, in 2014.Daniel is heavily involved with LieberLieber's Automotive and Logistics clients, helping them to build tools to develop their products in a more efficient way. He is passionate about UML/SysML, embedded systems, and industry standards like AUTOSAR.

He is an experienced speaker, a founding member of the Enterprise Architect User Group and represents LieberLieber at the Object Management Group.

Daniel lives with his family in Vienna, Austria

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Modelling Messages with the Schema Composer

Modelling Messages has always been a difficult task in most modelling tools, including Enterprise Architect.

Since version 12 EA has a new tool to accommodate this taks: The Schema Composer.

With the Schema Composer, you can define messages as a subset of your general information model. You can cherry pick classes, attributes and associations to build the exact message structure you need, without having to duplicate parts of the information model, or resort to somewhat unstable methods such as diagram visibility.

In this session Geert wil explain and demonstrate the usage of this powerful tool and its different possibilities for managing your messages in EA.

Geert Bellekens

Bellekens IT

Geert Bellekens is an acknowledged Enterprise Architect expert and has written numerous add-ins for Enterprise Architect, including the free open source EA Navigator, EA-Matic etc..


Geert has helped several of the larger Belgian organizations to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modelers and develop supporting tools for Enterprise Architect.


He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events

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Presenter Bios London 2017

 

Bob Hruška

Lieber Lieber 

Bob, formally known as Bohumil Hruška is an OMG Certified UML® Professional™ who has over fifteen years’ experience in software engineering, where he has played various roles in several industries delivering systems that offer real value for customers. Bob possesses experience in running large projects both on-site and working with remote, multicultural teams. Bob is also experienced in the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) appraisal journey and with development of the New Product Introduction (NPI) process.

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Dennis Geluk

DiVetro

 Dennis is a senior information analyst and partner at DiVetro in the Netherlands. He has over 15 years of experience in IT. During this period he has fulfilled a broad spectre of roles at different customers.  Being a certified UC2.0 coach Dennis helped numerous customers in implementing the UC2.0 practice and improving company requirements standards and guidelines with agile elements. Currently Dennis is working at Dutch Railways as an information analyst and coach in implementing the UC2.0 practice within a project that creates Apps for all outside staff of Dutch Railways.  Over the years Dennis has worked with a variety of case tools. He has been using different versions of Enterprise Architect and always tries to get the best out of the use of a case tool.  Both Dennis and DiVetro are convinced that a good set of company guidelines and standards can help to maintain a high level of quality and consistent documentation set. As a business partner of Ivar Jacobson International, DiVetro adopted the UC2.0 practise within their company standards. 

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 Geert Bellekens

Geert Bellekens is an acknowledged Enterprise Architect expert and has written numerous add-ins for Enterprise Architect, including the free open source EA Navigator and EA-Matic. Geert Bellekens has helped several of the larger Belgian organizations to define and document their modelling method, train and coach the modellers and develop supporting tools. He is also one of the founding members and a regular speaker on the EA User Group events.

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Gillian Adens

Hippo Software 

Gillian Adens is director at Hippo Software, an authorised Sparx Systems training partner. Gillian studied joint honours Mathematics and Computer Science at Glasgow University and is a Chartered IT Professional Member of the British Computer Society. Gillian was one of the first adopters of UML and Sparx EA in the UK (using Sparx EA from V2 onwards). She is also an expert in BPMN and ArchiMate industry standard notations. Gillian currently provides formal training and consulting services to a wide range of organisations in finance, education, utilities, healthcare, travel and government market sectors.

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 Graham Williamson

Interserve

Graham Williamson is the Head of Business Systems Architecture for Interserve, a FTSE 250, international support services and construction company. Graham is responsible for advising, assessing, planning and governing transformations and optimisations to Interserve's business systems, applications and technology. In this role, Graham leads a team of internal and consultant Enterprise Architects, who together define Group technology strategies, standards and transformation programmes, as well as work with their federated divisions to architecturally guide, support and assure their significant change initiatives.

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Guillaume Finance,

VISEO

 After several years of experience in software programming, Guillaume has worked for over 10 years with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect tool to build and maintain models for software projects, and produce functional and technical specifications based on the expected level of deliverables. Working at the business and technical levels, Guillaume liaises with the business stakeholders and development teams.  As a modelling and EA expert/consultant at VISEO, official Sparx Systems Value Added Reseller in France, Guillaume also provides support, expertise and coaching services on UML, SysML and Sparx EA. Guillaume runs training sessions on Sparx EA with UML or SysML. 

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Hans Natvig

Consoden 

Hans Natvig is a certified systems engineering professional (CSEP) with over twenty years' experience, mainly from the defense domain, practicing SE processes such as requirement analysis, requirement definition, architecture definition, detailed design, integration, verification, and validation. Hans experience of using Sparx EA started in 2006, including the development of system architectures using OOSEM, enterprise architectures using UPDM, and custom made MDGs.

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Ian Mitchell

Ability Engineering

A long-standing EA user, business analyst mentor and teacher, Ian is the author of the popular eaDocX® document generator for EA, as well as being heavily involved with the design of Prolaborate.  He also shares his observations from 30+ years in IT at www.theartfulmodeller.com. 

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 James Cullen

Martin-Baker Aircraft Company

 James Cullen is a Systems Engineer at Martin-Baker Aircraft Company the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection seats. He has gained his experience from a master degree in systems engineering and using EA to drive the change to model-based engineering within Martin-Baker.

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 Jan de Liefde 

The Collective

 Jan de Liefde is working as a senior consultant for public and private parties. His working field is mostly related to Model Based (Systems) Engineering and Technical Management during the different stages of the System Life Cycle of Infrastructure systems such as tunnels, sluices, water surge barriers and metro.

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   John Gladstone

Protean Electric

 John is a Senior Systems Engineer at Protean Electric and has been responsible for the development of the company’s Model-Based Systems Engineering Process for automotive Functional Safety applications (ISO-26262). He has more than 14 years’ experience of Systems Engineering, is a member of International Council on Systems Engineering (MINCOSE) and part of the UK MBSE Working Group.

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Matthew Thomas

Principality Building Society 

Is a Solutions Architect at the Principality Building Society headquarters in Cardiff, where they have adopted TOGAF and Sparx EA to support its transformation programme.  Responsible for defining the structure of the Architecture Repository and curating much of the content, as well as defining workable approaches. Work began by addressing documentation debt and building a baseline architecture model, and using the model to perform impact and gap analysis on various target solution options.  Matthew has many years of using modelling tools in different environments, and is a Chartered Engineer with an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) gained in an industrial setting.

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Peter Lieber

Lieber Lieber 

 Peter Lieber is a serial entrepreneur in the software industry and since September 2014, president of the Austrian Association of Software Industry (www.voesi.or.at). He is committed to sharing his knowledge with students, entrepreneurs and managers. In his most relevant businesses: SparxSystems Central Europe (www.sparxsystems.eu/www.sparxsystems.de) and LieberLieber Software (www.lieberlieber.com/www.lieberlieber.us) he is focused on model based systems and software engineering.   In his own words: "I am an extrovert promoter and results-oriented controller and director. It like creating new partnerships and relations. I like people that are talking with me and it is important for me to help and motivate others. I'm very self-motivated and I prefer doing thinks I really like. I need a lot of creative and open space. But I also need people doing the administrative tasks and people realizing the ideas.  My highest motivation is doing creative work with and around Enterprise Architect. (www.sparxsystems.de)

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Phil Chudley

Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd

Phil Chudley is a principal consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting Ltd. He has been using Enterprise Architect for over 10 years, and has vast modelling experience ranging from UML, BPMN and SysML. He has provided training consultancy for numerous organisations in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. These organisations cover sectors ranging from financial to aerospace and defence.  Phil has also developed two extensions for Enterprise Architect, BPMN Generator and EA Safe Delete.  Phil’s latest consultancy is the development of scripts for automated project workflow and validation /export of elements and relationships. 

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Ramsay Millar, INTEGRATE iT

www.IN2GRATEiT.com 

Millar is a proven expert in the areas of business and enterprise architecture transformations involving the collaboration of business leaders, enterprise architects, business analysts, projects managers, and is a loyal Sparx Systems Partner since 2001.  Ramsay has demonstrated the ability to harmonize and bring together diverse skill sets meet time, budget, and the stated vision of the leaders he serves. Millar is involved in many successful enterprise transformation initiatives since 1989. He began his career as a business and technology transformation early adopter and is highly practiced in the areas of project management, business analysis, business architecture and enterprise architecture.  Ramsay offers his consulting practice, and mentorship workshops to a diverse international client base through INTEGRATE iT.  Ramsay shares “insights from the road” gathered during his many consulting and training events.

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Richard Hilekes

DiVetro 

Richard is a senior information analyst at DiVetro in the Netherlands. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. During this period he has fulfilled a broad spectre of roles at different customers. Currently Richard is working at Wigo4it as an information analyst and scrum master. In this project he is responsible for the requirements of automatic processing of inquiries for social welfare. Over the years Richard has worked with Enterprise Architect at different customers and DiVetro. He is always looking for the most practical way to use a case tool.

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Stephen Channell

 Stephen is a freelance Technology Architect, specialising in Investment Banking risk pricing and trading.  He has used Sparx EA for ten years for Model Driven Architecture and has authored a number of tools ( https://www.nuget.org/packages?q=channell ) to extend Sparx for application generation from models.

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Terry Merriman

OAD Consulting Inc. 

Terry Merriman is the President and Chief Architect of OAD Consulting, Inc. He has over thirty years in software development and founded OAD in 2000 to provide consulting and training services in the enterprise architecture space. He has consulted with fortune 500 countries in the US and Europe, providing training, on the job mentoring, and consulting services on multi-million dollar projects. For the past twelve years, he has worked with clients to create architectural principles and guidelines along with supporting toolsets to make designing systems that conform to the principles and guidelines the easiest path to take. The result of this effort is Model Guardian, a profile and model management extension to Sparx System’s Enterprise Architect. Mr. Merriman first developed Model Guardian in 2005 and has continued to enhance it with new features that have been directly applied to OAD consulting engagements.

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Tom Geerts

Atrias 

Tom is a Business Analyst / Information Architect at Atrias, a neutral consultation platform in the Belgian energy market that develops and optimizes the energy market processes and is currently realizing a federal Clearing House. He has 8 years of experience with Enterprise Architect and is familiar with modelling BPMN, UML and XML Schema, document generation, custom searches, metamodels, version control in TFS.  He strives to continuously improve and extend the use of Enterprise Architect within his organisation. He writes internal modelling standards, trains end-users and likes to share his EA knowledge and best practices.

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